What is it about?
District-level estimates of food insecurity were calculated for the Eastern Indo-Gangetic Plain region using pre-pandemic household consumer expenditure survey data, and presented along with local measures of poverty, crop diversity, and climatic vulnerability.
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Why is it important?
Climate change increases stress on the conditions for ensuring food security around the planet and especially in pockets of high population density, poverty, and climate vulnerability. Hence, policy-makers should be equipped with the figures necessary at a small area level to address this key issue.
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This page is a summary of: Food insecurity in the Eastern Indo-Gangetic plain: Taking a closer look, PLoS ONE, January 2023, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0279414.
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